Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Stephen Hawking says he's solved a black hole mystery, but physicists await the proof
Posted on August 28, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Physicist Stephen Hawking made a splash this week when he announced that he had solved a vexing […]

Imaging techniques set new standard for super-resolution in live cells
Posted on August 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Scientists can now watch dynamic biological processes with unprecedented clarity in living cells […]

Evidence suggests subatomic particles could defy the standard model
Posted on August 27, 2015 at 3:43 pm

The Standard Model of particle physics, which explains most of the known behaviors and interactions […]

Solved: the mystery of why it's impossible to pull apart interleaved phone books
Posted on August 27, 2015 at 11:56 am

People, trucks and even military tanks have tried and failed the task of pulling apart two phone […]